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Roger Caffin (rcaffin) - BPL Staff

My Locale Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
About Me Research Scientist. Been walking all my life, mainly off-track - we don't have 'trails' here, and I always go with my wife. Summer and winter, lowland and highland, Australia and Europe. Forced into UL gear by heavy packs and increasing age. :-)
Example Gear List at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/caffins_4_month_gear_list.html

BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: photo of the LiteMax
Well, indeed, there seems to be an O-ring there. But in that case, why did the gas escape? Possibility #1: the O-ring has been flattened somehow and no longer seals. In which case, extract it, s...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 19, 2:43am

Re: thanks
Hi Katy > Not going to try to repair it myself. Replacing the O-ring is not 'repairing'. It is just common sense routine maintenance. But first check the O-ring - or the gap where it...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 18, 3:04pm

Re: Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
Katy Your description makes me believe (>90% probabilty) that your stove was actually missing the crucial O-ring - or at the very least the O-ring was very badly damaged. But I suspect 'm...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 17, 7:57pm

Re: Re: Re: What do you do in the woods...
> Their weapon of choice is a small 22 rifle, Chuckle. Small stuff. Around here we had one rather large illegal pot farm where the guards were armed with AK47s. They pinned down a Highway ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do in the woods...
October 17, 2:39pm

Re: Titanium toothbrush!!!
Think they would send me a review sample? I mean, BPL and titanium ... it's a love affair. Cheers

In GEAR » Titanium toothbrush!!!
October 17, 12:36am

Re: best practice material for a pack?
> Any recommendations as to a good practice fabric to experiment with?? Yeah - an old sheet. Lets you experiment with pack shape for ages. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » best practice material for a pack?
October 16, 2:11pm

Re: Shoe Last ?
> How do you try on a shoe last? Well, you are right of course. What you do is try on several NB shoes made with different lasts but with exactly the same sizing to see which one fits your foot...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners Review
October 16, 2:09pm

Re: Re: Trolling and Useless Information
> So Roger, would you rather have a ti mug or a plastic mug thrown at you? Well, good question. I would prefer a Ti mug, because I could catch it and sell it for a whole lot more $$. Cheers

In GEAR » Recommendation for a titanium cup?
October 16, 12:09am

Re: Re: Re: New Balance MO 889
Hi Ken > Don't get all insulted Roger. Chuckle. Takes a whole lot more than that to insult me! Pretty hard to do in fact. What OP wrote was > I do not think it would hold up in an...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance 889 Multisport Review
October 16, 12:05am

Re: Re: Re: Re: r2 as insulation and rain gear
> I think a lot of the reason that fleece hasn't really caught the hearts of > backpackers as much as the lightweight puffies have is because of what I call > the "coat culture...

In GEAR » r2 as insulation and rain gear
October 15, 11:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Roger Caffin

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Skinny Skis, Jacksons Hole XC Skis
My wife and I had to re-equip with new XC skis, NNN-BC bindings and boots this year. We found several companies which could supply the models we were looking for and ship overseas (to Australia), and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 28, 3:08pm

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I got a pair of the DTV boot socks in a BGT Test. I gave them hell for four months. It didn't seem to have had any effect on them. Roland B is a very helpful guy too.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 06, 3:53am

Coleman Exponent Xtreme Stove
I have been using the Xtreme in the snow for many years. I have never ever had any problems with it. It lights and runs completely reliably. It will run down to -26 C (-15 F) because the gas mix in t...

In Stoves - White Gas
October 24, 4:17pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I've used mine for ... many years now. I was initially irritated by the valve off position, but then I wondered: It is otherwise superbly made: what if the valve position is deliberate? Why would th...

In Stoves - Canister
December 29, 10:04pm